Thursday, December 17, 2009

November Art Therapy tasks

Hello All! It has been a little while since I last updated so I decided to wrote up all of Novembers tasks in one post. FYI the theme for November was "Explore America".

Veteran's Day American Flag
Population: Geriatric, Children, Adolescents, Adults
Materials: One piece of 18" x 24" construction paper, one blue square 5" x 5" or so, 6 strips of 24" white paper, 7 strips of 24" red paper, white glitter, markers, glue sticks.
Description: Each individual in the group gets at least one strip of paper. On the paper have the group write down what it means to them to be an American. Discuss the answers that come up. Collect the strips of paper and paste onto the flag. Complete by pasting the blue square in the upper left corner and adding glitter to represent the stars in the flag.

Explore America
Population: Geriatric, Children, Adolescent, Adults
Materials: Two pieces of paper for each individual; one white paper with the outline of an airplane and one piece with the outline of luggage.
Description: Begin the group with a discussion of places in America where the group has visited or wish to visit. What is intriguing about the places? Have the group draw on the paper with an airplane the one place in America where they would most like to visit, either decorate inside of the plane or around it. Next have a discussion of what you would need to bring with you. What is the most important item and why? What might you be able to live without?

Population: Alzheimer's or dementia geriatrics, small children
Materials: Pre-cut cornucopia, 8" x 10" construction paper, 3" circles cut from yellow, blue, purple, and red paper, glue sticks.
Description: Begin by showing a sample finished image of the cornucopia and ask if anyone recognizes the image or what a cornucopia (horn of plenty) means. Give each person a sheet of paper and the pre-cut cornucopia shape to glue down. Next, pass out one circle of each color. As individuals are gluing, ask what fruit or vegetable might be yellow, red, blue, or purple (one color at a time in order to limit confusion). Finally, discuss family Thanksgiving traditional food and other traditions celebrated amongst the group.

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